The 17th edition of the "Film Summer" art and cinema festival honours the best international films of the past year and the art of the screenplay. It opens with the Oscar-winning film "In a Better World" from Danish director Susanne Bier and presents a wide array of great films from Poland and the world, including "North of Calabria", "Through Glass", "Erratum" and "Mother Teresa of Cats"...
The 17th edition of the "Film Summer" art and cinema festival honours the best international films of the past year and the art of the screenplay
The festival opens with Denmark's award-winning (Golden Globe and Oscar 2011) In a Better World, directed by Susanne Bier. The screening marks the premiere of the film in Poland. Overall, the event focuses on the art of the screenplay, honouring the best of the bunch of the past year.
The International Competition for best screenplay awards the Gold and Silver Pen trophies, with nine titles from Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden compete for the main prize. The Short and Good competition presents 24 Polish productions, many of them well-traveled on the international festival circuit, such as North of Calabria
, directed by Marcin Sauter, Charcoal Burners, directed by Piotr Złotorowicz and Through Glass, directed by Igor Chojna).
Seasoned filmmakers are honoured with the Master Pen award for lifetime achievement. This year's recipients of the Master Pen are: Edward Żebrowski, known for his contribution to the screenplays of Krzysztof Kieślowski's
Three Colours: White and Three Colours: Blue. "Film Summer" presents a selection of seven productions written or directed by Żebrowski.
The Panorama of World Cinema shows the latest films and documentaries highlighted and presented at international film festivals - including Flamenco, Flamenco by Carlos Saura, " Danis Tanovic's Cirkus Columbia (Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002) and Erratum
, directed by Marek Lechki
. Another section puts Romanian films in the spotlight, singling out those awarded at past editions of the Cannes Film Festival. The programme includes Cristian Nemescu's 4 weeks, 3 months and 2 days.
The remaining screening slots feature brilliant films that may have been overlooked at the cinema over the past few months, including Polish and foreign selections:
- Essential Killing, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland)
- Joanna, directed by Feliks Falk (Poland)
- Mother Teresea of Cats, directed by Paweł Sala (Poland)
- Simple Story about Love, directed by Arkadiusz Jakubik (Poland)
- The Christening, directed by Marcin Wron,
- Two Rembrandts in the Garden, diected by Jerzy Śladkowski (Poland)
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2010)
- Of Gods and Men, directed by Xavier Beauvois (France)
- On the Path, directed by Jasmily Žbanić (Bosnia)
- The Dreamlife of love, directed by Xavier Dolan (Canada)
On April 4, Luna will host a special screening of Mihalis Kakogiannis' Zorba the Greek (1964). For a full programme, see: www.latofilmow.pl
The Festival is organised by the Ruchome Obrazy Foundation for Arts and Cinema.
Source: Ruchome Obrazy